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Bangladesh Garment Industry Remembers Rana Plaza

Trade organizations and workers gathered Friday in memoriam, tears melting into the dusty site of the eight-story building that collapsed two years ago, and where a gaping space remains.

– 10 minutes ago

Retail

India’s Paytm Adds Mobile Marketplace App for E-merchants

Paytm, an Indian online payments platform backed by China's Alibaba, is pushing deeper into India's booming e-commerce industry with a zero-commission mobile app.

– April 24, 2015

CRP, Bangladesh

Business

Bangladesh Remembers Rana Plaza, Two Years On

These last 24 months in Dhaka have been a prime example of the gamut that emotions can run. From horror — as the eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,135 garment workers — to helplessness, to suffering, to collective action, to planning, to correction and everything in between.

– April 24, 2015

Business

Retail Apparel, Luxury Segments See M&A Activity Decline

While mergers and acquisitions activity in the global consumer sector is on fire, retail apparel cools.

– April 23, 2015

Beauty

Kao Q1 Net Slides on Taxes, High Base

The beauty and personal care company saw its earnings plummet more than 50 percent on a revision of Japan’s tax system and a high base from the year earlier period.

– April 23, 2015

Retail

Mei.com Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Attended by 800 guests, the Website was celebrating a milestone few luxury e-commerce outlets in China can boast.

– April 22, 2015

The Markets

Jill Tucker Talks About Cambodia’s Sourcing Challenge

Between October 2011 and December 2014, Jill Tucker worked as chief technical adviser to the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program.

– April 21, 2015

Accessories

Uniqlo Launches Footwear

The Fast Retailing-controlled chain has already started selling two sneaker models- one slip-on variety and one lace-up type.

– April 21, 2015

Business

Gold Jewelers Bet on Indian Festival to Spur Demand

Indian jewelers are banking on what’s considered one of the most auspicious days for gold buying to spur demand.

– April 21, 2015

Accessories

Marcia Sherrill’s Annabelle Hits Chinese TV

From this summer images of Sherrill's bright-colored totes will be beamed in the homes of 40 million potential buyers, thanks to local shopping channel CNR Mall.

– April 21, 2015